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A who's who of Prime Minister Theresa May's new cabinet

Theresa May has appointed her first cabinet as Prime Minister.

After announcing key names at the start of the week, she has spent the past few days appointing junior ministers.

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A number of high-profile names from her predecessor David Cameron's Cabinet, including George Osborne, Michael Gove and Nicky Morgan, have been dropped.

Here's who has made the cut:

  • Philip Hammond: Chancellor of the Exchequer
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The first appointment from Theresa May on Wednesday afternoon was widely expected, as the former Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond replaced George Osborne.

Mr Hammond is said to have a devout belief in economic stability and prudent public finances.

He studied philosophy, politics and economics at Oxford University and previously served as Defence Secretary and Transport Secretary.

  • Boris Johnson: Foreign Secretary
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In a week of Westminster shocks, this one surely ranks among the biggest.

Boris Johnson wanted to challenge Theresa May to become the next prime minister, but pulled out when Michael Gove stated his intention to run.

The former Mayor of London has been given one of the most sought-after roles in the Cabinet.

His appointment is unexpected, as he has been prone to the odd gaffe overseas down the years.

  • Amber Rudd: Home Secretary
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Amber Rudd worked as an investment banker, venture capitalist and financial journalist before turning her attention to politics.

She was a vocal Remain campaigner and appeared to support Theresa May instead of her own junior minister - Andrea Leadsom - in the race for the Tory leadership.

Her previous role in government was Secretary of State for the department of Energy and Climate Change.

  • Michael Fallon: Defence Secretary
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Michael Fallon was initially tipped to be a candidate for promotion - but Mrs May decided his work over the past two years warranted keeping him in his current role.

  • David Davis: Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

David Davis has been appointed in a newly-created role that will see him front and centre of the negotiations to take Britain out of the European Union.

He has published a document that he described as a "Brexit economic strategy for Britain", and has previously served as Foreign Office Minister and shadow home secretary.

  • Liam Fox: International Trade Secretary
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Liam Fox was forced to resign from his role as defence secretary in 2011 after taking his friend, Adam Werritty, on unofficial and undeclared role as his advisor.

He ran as a candidate in the Conservative Party leadership contest, but was quick to show his support to Theresa May when he was the first to be eliminated.

  • Justine Greening: Education Secretary
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Justine Greening, formerly the international development secretary, has been moved into the higher-profile role of education.

She has been a notable supporter of May and was tipped for a cabinet role.

  • Chris Grayling: Transport Secretary
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Having backed Brexit and Theresa May's leadership bid, Chris Grayling has been rewarded with the Transport Secretary post in Theresa May's cabinet.

  • Liz Truss: Justice Secretary
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Liz Truss was formerly the environment secretary but has a strong background in education.

She was also tipped for a post in the new government.

  • Gavin Williamson: chief whip
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Mr Williamson, who previously served as David Cameron's former parliamentary private secretary, has been appointed Government chief whip.

  • Patrick McLoughlin: Conservative Party Chairman
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McLoughlin lost his role as transport secretary but gained two new positions as both the Conservative Party Chairman and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

  • Jeremy Hunt: Health Secretary
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Jeremy Hunt is to remain as health secretary.

He had been widely tipped to be sacked or reshuffled into a different role after controversy over the new junior doctors' contract. However he has been kept on in the role.

  • Andrea Leadsom: Environment secretary
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Leadsom, who was down to the last two in the Conservative leadership race, has been made environment secretary.

She dropped out of the race after she was engulfed in controversy over comments she made about motherhood, saying she did not believe she had enough support to unite the party.

  • Damian Green: Work and Pensions Secretary

Damian Green has been appointed work and pensions secretary.

  • Sajid Javid: Communities Secretary
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Sajid Javid, who has been the business secretary for the past year, has been named in the less high-profile role as communities secretary.

  • James Brokenshire: Northern Ireland Secretary
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He will take on Theresa Villiers' old post. Villiers resigned from the role after May offered her another role which she felt she could not take on.

  • Greg Clark: Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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The reshaped Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy will be headed up by Greg Clark, who was communities secretary in David Cameron's last cabinet.

  • Priti Patel: International Development Secretary

Prominent Brexiteer Patel was employment minister before being taking on the international development role.

  • Karen Bradley: Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

The former Home Office minister takes the reigns from John Whittingdale.

  • Alun Cairns: Welsh Secretary

Alun Cairns has retained his position as Welsh Secretary as expected.

  • David Mundell: Scottish Secretary
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The Conservatives' only MP north of the border, David Mundell, retained his position as Scotland Secretary.

  • David Gauke: Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Treasury minister David Gauke was promoted to the Cabinet-level role of Chief Secretary.

  • David Lidington: Leader of the House of Commons

David Lidington is a former Europe minister.

  • Baroness Evans: Leader of the House of Lords

Other appointments include:

  • Ben Wallace MP as Minister of State for Security at the Home Office
  • Baroness Williams of Trafford as Minister of State at the Home Office
  • Sir Alan Duncan MP as Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Baroness Anelay of St Johns as Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development
  • Earl Howe as Minister of State at the Ministry of Defence and Deputy Leader of the House of Lords
  • Nick Gibb as Minister of State at the Department for Education
  • Edward Timpson as Minister of State at the Department for Education
  • Robert Halfon as Minister of State at the Department for Education
  • David Jones as Minister of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union
  • Baroness Neville-Rolfe as Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Lord Freud as Minister of State for Welfare Reform at the Department for Work and Pensions
  • Gavin Barwell as Minister of State for Housing, Planning and Minister for London at the Department for Communities and Local Government
  • George Eustice as Minister of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Rory Stewart as Minister of State at the Department for International Development
  • Simon Kirby as Economic Secretary at HM Treasury
  • Lord O'Neill of Gatley as Commercial Secretary at HM Treasury
  • Michael Ellis as Deputy Leader of the House of Commons
  • Robert Buckland - Solicitor General
  • Lord Keen of Elie - Advocate General for Scotland
  • Rt Hon Anne Milton - Deputy Chief Whip
  • Rt Hon Lord Taylor of Holbeach - Lords Chief Whip
  • Earl of Courtown - Deputy Chief Whip

Who's out?

  • George Osborne
George Osborne

Osborne was ejected from the front bench and dropped as chancellor to be replaced with Philip Hammond.

  • Michael Gove
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Justice Secretary Michael Gove has been dropped from the Cabinet.

  • Nicky Morgan

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has said she is leaving her job.

  • John Whittingdale

John Whittingdale left his role as culture secretary.

  • Oliver Letwin
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Oliver Letwin, a key Cameron ally, has been sacked from the cabinet role of chancellor for the duchy of Lancaster.

  • Theresa Villiers
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Villiers apparently resigned as Northern Ireland Secretary, adding that May had offered her a new role "but it was not one which I felt I could take on".

  • Stephen Crabb
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Former leadership contender Stephen Crabb resigned as work and pensions secretary, saying he was quitting "in the best interests of my family".

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